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Fort Erie School Subject of Telephone Threat – Update 2 – ARRESTS

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023 03:56 PM

Niagara Regional Police 5 District Fort Erie detectives are investigating the telephone threats to three local elementary schools that occurred this week.

As result of that investigation detectives identified two suspects.  The investigation further determined that the same suspects were involved in the incidents at Stevensville Public School (January 24th), Garrison Road Public School (January 24th) and John Brant Public School (January 26th).  On January 27, 2023, detectives arrested...

Fort Erie School Subject of Telephone Threat – Update 1

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023 03:35 PM

The investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing by Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) 5 District – Fort Erie detectives.

On January 24, 2023, at 2:56pm an unidentified male suspect called Garrison Road Public School in Fort Erie.  The suspect threatened gun violence was going to occur at the school.  The school immediately initiated safety protocols and contacted the NRPS.

The first 5 District uniform officer from the NRPS arrived at the school within three minutes. ...

Fort Erie - Ridgeway School Subject of Telephone Bomb Threat

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023 03:25 PM

Niagara Regional Police detectives are investigating a bomb threat to a Fort Erie public school.

On January 26, 2023, at 10:33am the Niagara Regional Police Service Communications Unit was contacted by school staff from John Brant Public School in Fort Erie.   The school had received a bomb threat by telephone.  The school implemented a shelter in place safety procedure out of an abundance of caution.

5 District uniform officers, detectives and officers from the Traffic Enforcement...

POLICE SERVICES BOARD ELECTS NEW CHAIR AND RE-APPOINTS VICE-CHAIR

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:36 PM

Ms. Jen Lawson is a provincial appointee and was elected to serve as Chair of the Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board by the members of the Board at its meeting held on January 26, 2023, replacing Regional Councillor and Mayor of Port Colborne Bill Steele, who had served in that position for the past two years.  Mr. Dave Eke was re-elected as Vice-Chair for a third term. 

To read the Board Members bios click on their name below.

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Jen Lawson

 “I’m honoured...

International Package Containing Illegal Drugs Leads to St. Catharines Drug Arrest

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 03:00 PM

Niagara Regional Police detectives are investigating an international package containing illegal drugs.

In early January, detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) were contacted by officers from the Canada Border Service Agency.  Detectives were alerted to a package that had been shipped to Canada and found to contain illegal narcotics. The package, which contained approximately 4 kilograms of Ketamine was destined for a St. Catharines address.  Originating from Germany,...